Senna leaf, a natural way to combat constipation

Senna leaf, a natural way to combat constipation

A very common condition is constipation, which can be caused by poor eating habits, dehydration and lack of exercise. Sometimes it is not given proper attention and can lead to a more serious problem.

There are many remedies, however we tend to buy laxative products that can be effective but could make our body dependent and have side effects.

Some good natural solutions are: apple cider vinegar and honey, banana, oatmeal, flaxseed, olive oil with lemon and Senna leaf (Cassia acutifolia).

Sen leaves have been used in Europe since the 11th century. Due to its high purifying and detoxifying power, it has become a prominent plant among those used by people who follow a low-calorie diet.

But its laxative effect stands out due to the amount of substances it contains, such as mucilage, flavonoids, and active sennoside derivatives that help eliminate waste and toxins through feces and urine. So it is an excellent diuretic avoiding unnecessary accumulation of fluids in the body.

Laxative and stimulant

It is an FDA approved laxative that we can buy without a prescription. It is used to treat constipation and also to cleanse the intestine before diagnostic tests such as colonoscopy.

It is a stimulant laxative, it acts directly on the intestinal mucosa, specifically increasing the peristalsis of the colon and increasing the secretion of water. The effect is observed 8-12 hours after taking it.

Due to its properties, Sen or Cassia will help - as we have already said - to solve constipation problems; It is important to mention that once our constipation problem is regulated, we must stop consuming the Sen to not make our intestine loose. It is not recommended for women who are breastfeeding, menstruating, or pregnant.

We must try to solve the problems of constipation through diet, eating foods rich in fiber, drinking water and doing physical exercise.

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